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January 25, 2022

Budget is a good start, but more work is needed

Louisiana’s financial picture is the brightest it has been since the years following Hurricane Katrina. An unprecedented influx of dollars – both temporary and permanent – provides a generational opportunity to make long-overdue investments in Louisiana’s underserved communities and put our state on a path to a more equitable economy. … Read more...

January 20, 2022

Louisiana House and Senate Redistricting Coaltion Letter

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November 17, 2021

Making SNAP work better for working people

Louisiana should help working families with high expenses make ends meet by increasing the gross income threshold for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly, Food Stamps), according to a new policy brief from the Louisiana Budget Project

This policy option, which has been adopted by a majority of U.S.… Read more...

November 5, 2021

Medicaid after Covid-19: How Louisiana can keep eligible people enrolled in Medicaid as pandemic flexibilities end

During the pandemic, changes to Medicaid rules protected people enrolled in Medicaid from losing their coverage, ensuring stable access to health care for people with low incomes. When the federal Public Health Emergency ends, there are several steps that Louisiana can take to keep eligible people enrolled in Medicaid, and to avoid the unnecessary coverage losses that can come from cumbersome paperwork processes, according to a new brief from the Louisiana Budget Project.… Read more...